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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bid #BA633C19068

Invitation for Construction Bid: Replace Fire Alarm Sys - Physical Education Bldg

Award Info Published Thursday November 19, 2020

Division 5

Arc 1 ElectricHickory Hills, IL

  • Amount: $426,000
  • Terms: One-time transaction
  • Sub1 Express Electrical Supply LLC (subcontractor)
    BEP [42.45% / $180,830]
  • Sub2 Wolf Electric Supply Company.. (subcontractor)
    BEP [4.32% / $18,400]

Unsuccessful respondents (8)



9 total

1 successful respondent

8 unsuccessful respondents

0 BEP contractors
0 VBP contractors
0 Small businesses

Buyer for this procurement: Amy McGinness, (217) 244-4483

Chief procurement officer for this procurement: John Donato

State purchasing officer for this procurement: John Knittle

The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.

First published Monday, September 21, 2020
Project Description
The existing fire alarm at the Physical Education Building is non-compliant. In addition, this fire alarm system is no longer supported by the industry and presents a challenge in finding replacement parts. The project includes replacing the fire alarm system as well as removal of the old system. The existing building fire alarm system to remain in place and operational until the new system is fully installed, commissioned and accepted by the University. All existing architectural finishes impacted by the removal of the existing fire alarm equipment, devices, conduit, wiring, boxes, etc., shall be restored/repaired to match surrounding conditions.
Furnish and install fire alarm initiation and notification devices and equipment. All existing architectural finishes impacted by the installation of new fire alarm equipment, devices, conduit wiring, boxes, etc. shall be restored / repaired to match surrounding conditions. Numerous areas in the building will require working above standard 8?-0?. New UIC Fire Alarm Standards will be in place and need to be executed for this project.
This Project is located at: Physical Education Building 901 W Roosevelt Rd., Chicago.

A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held through Via Zoom meeting by calling 312-626-6799 enter meeting ID# 941 6274 9940 and Passcode: 453627 on 10/05/20 at 2:00 PM prevailing time. Representatives of the Owner and the Professional Services Consultant will be present to answer questions regarding the project and bidding procedures. All prospective bidders are REQUIRED to attend.

See attached file for complete details and electronic bidding information.

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Sealed bids will be accepted below until 2:00 PM, Monday, October 26, 2020:
At the following address
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via Electronic Bidding
For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:

Elizabeth A. Ortner,Project Manager
312- 996-6094

For instructions on how to obtain a comprehensive purchase description, disclosure or contract forms, contact:
Chris Rogan
Chief Procurement Officer - John Donato
State Purchasing Officer - John Knittle
All responses must include:
  • There is a 30 percent BEP goal for this procurement. See solicitation documentation for details.
  • The contract(s) for this solicitation could exceed $50,000 annually.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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  • BA633C19068Ad.pdf (85 KB)